Clees awarded rank of Eagle Scout

Billy Clees, son of Julie and Bill Clees, Montoursville, and member of Troop 88, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at an Eagle Scout court of honor in April at Saint James church in Pennsdale. He had his board of review October 10, 2012, in which he attained the highest rank in boy scouting.

Clees began Scouting in first grade, worked up through the ranks and attended Boy Scout camps for many summers, including two in Michigan. He also has achieved many merit badges.

As a Boy Scout, Clees has completed all of his requirements – those help a Scout develop in areas of leadership, service and outdoor skills. Clees’ Eagle Scout project was to replace the roof on a trap house, repair several scoring tables and stain a storage building on the grounds of the Consolidated Sportsman of Lycoming County. In addition, he has served in leadership positions of quarter master, assistant patrol leader, troop scribe and order of the arrow.

He is now working to become a junior assistant scout master. Clees also is involved in many activities including Montoursville High School marching band, jazz band, track and field and cross country. He also is president of TRI m music honor society, a volunteer in the special olympics and also is a volunteer firefighter for three local fire companies.

Clees will pursue a degree in environmental resource management with a minor in forestry from Penn State University Mont Alto in the fall.